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to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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18 October 2016

True Confession

They say that women read romantic books
because they cannot get the men they want.
The ones they have lack charm or wealth or looks;
or the dream lover is somehow absent –
busy, distant, even non-existent.

It's true that only since I've been alone,
with no desire to replace the man gone –
yet with desire – I've tried such books myself.
I can please myself, now I'm on my own.
Some thrillers can't yet be left on the shelf.

16 comments:

  1. You truly are our passionate crone. I love this poem, especially the thriller not left on the shelf.

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  2. how can you put down a thriller once you started.?
    ha, the title reminds me of one of those crime magazines...

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  3. There is something to be said for learning how to please yourself.. thrillers offer resolutions.. romance disappointments i fear

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  4. Oh I can never put down a book once I have started! Lovely write ❤️

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  5. I love this just as much as before. Grinning.

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  6. Ha.. and I guess that every man that reads of thriller dreams to be a killer? Books are great fantasies though.

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  7. Books are certainly hearty distractions

    Much love...

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  8. I agree because I've found the same,

    Elizabeth

    https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/single-truth/

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  9. It's good to please oneself. :)

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  10. My bookcases are full there will always be some alluring lass desperate to get off the pages and into my bed!

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  11. The fantasy of romance fiction!!!

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  12. Love the tongue-in-cheek title - the humor of the word-play, really hitting the mark with that last, utterly giggle-worthy, line. A really clever - super enjoyable - little poem.

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  13. haha Fine! Take your time :)
    ZQ

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  14. That is a true confession... enjoy them all ...bkm

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  15. I can please myself, now I'm on my own.
    Some thrillers can't yet be left on the shelf.

    Such books can ideally fulfill such needs. Very true Rosemary!

    Hank

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